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Liverpool bar shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

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Liverpool bar shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Credit: FunnyBoyzUK

Linda Gold and DysAlexia, representing the vibrant FunnyBoyz, have made history by being the only drag queens shortlisted for the Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2024.

Recognised in the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year category, sponsored by TikTok, this accolade highlights their exceptional contributions to the UK’s dynamic business landscape. Based in Liverpool, FunnyBoyz is celebrated for its outstanding contributions to the hospitality sector.

Dubbed the “Grammys of Entrepreneurship,” the Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the achievements of the UK’s most innovative and enterprising businesses. This year, thousands of applications were received, underscoring the highly competitive nature and high standards of the awards. The shortlisted businesses this year collectively showcase a turnover of nearly £2.9 billion and employ approximately 20,000 people, underlining their vital role in driving economic growth and innovation. 

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards have a prestigious history, with previous winners including the founders of BrewDog, MyEnergi, Zilch, Grenade, and ClearScore, who have gone on to become household names. The awards are supported by national and regional sponsors, including Allica Bank, Airwallex, Basket, Caudwell Children, de Novo Solutions, GiftRound, GS Verde Group, GS1 UK, Home Grown, JF Growth, Menzies, Quidos, Randal Charitable Foundation, ScoreApp, TikTok, UBS Wealth Management, and Vestd. 

Linda Gold, Managing Director of FunnyBoyz, expressed her gratitude, stating:

“We are incredibly honored to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are excited to celebrate this achievement with the wider entrepreneurial community.” 

The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, 18th November, at the prestigious Grosvenor House in London, where the winners for each category will be announced. This event is the largest entrepreneurial celebration in the UK, providing a platform for businesses to connect, celebrate, and champion the spirit of entrepreneurship. 

Francesca James, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, remarked:

“The caliber of entries this year is truly outstanding. These entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, and their stories are a testament to the incredible resilience and creativity of the UK’s business community. We are thrilled to recognise their achievements and support their continued growth.” 

Conrad Ford, Chief Product & Strategy Officer at Allica Bank, added:

“It has been a real honor to sponsor this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from the incredible businesses that these awards champion really brings to life the important contribution that British entrepreneurs make to our economy.”

Find out more about Funnyboyz here.

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